Testing and measurement solution specialist Rohde & Schwarz has introduced what it describes as the “most flexible broadband RF amplifier available on the market”. The company’s BBA300 family provides a single amplifier solution that eliminates the need to switch instruments or bands during a test. This facilitates testing on automotive and ultrawide band wireless communication radios, for example.
The unique features of the new R&S BBA300 family include its continuous ultrawide frequency range from 380MHz to 6GHz in a single amplifier. This is believed to be an industry first. The amplifier addresses the requirements of EMC test centers, RF component designers and product design and validation.
The amplifiers offer excellent RF performance over a wide bandwidth ensuring dependable test results over the entire frequency range. Initially, two models are available. The BBA300-DE operates from 1GHz to 6GHz and the BBA300-CDE offers 380MHz to 6 GHz capability.
The company states that the new product family’s design and manufacture ensure excellent linearity and outstanding noise power density (as low as -110dBm/Hz). They also feature reliable harmonic performance (down to -25dBc). Intelligent protection features ensure high availability, even in the event of component failure. With self-protection built-in, the instruments are robust against RF mismatch up to VSWR of 6:1.